dilatory plea


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Related to dilatory plea: Peremptory plea, plea in abatement
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Noun1.dilatory plea - a plea that delays the action without settling the cause of action; it can challenge the jurisdiction or claim disability of the defendant etc. (such defenses are usually raised in the defendant's answer)
plea - (law) a defendant's answer by a factual matter (as distinguished from a demurrer)
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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